More residents placed on alert as Idaho wildfire spreads

More residents placed on alert as Idaho wildfire spreads
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:55am

Firefighters continue their battle against a massive wildfire that has scorched over 100,000 acres and threatens more than 10,000 homes in central Idaho.

The fight against the Beaver Creek Wildfire entered its 13th day Tuesday.

The massive blaze is fanning out in several directions, pushed by strong winds, with no shortage of dried out brush for fuel.

2,300 families have been evacuated and more than 7,000 more have been told to pack and be ready to leave at a moments notice.

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